Maryland Woman Admits To Suffocating 7-Month-Old Son


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A woman in Upper Marlboro, Maryland was charged with murder Tuesday for allegedly suffocating her infant son, the Washington Post reported.

Prince George’s County police say that Shannon Renee Thompson, 34, confessed to the crime, according to the report. She has been charged with first and second-degree murder and is being held without bond. (RELATED: 1-Year-Old Baby Dies After Getting Shot In The Stomach During NYC Cookout, According To Police)

Police said they found the baby, Majesty Thompson, unresponsive when they arrived at Thompson’s home for a welfare check in mid-June. The infant was taken to the hospital and later pronounced dead, police said according to the Post.

An autopsy conducted by the medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide, CBS Baltimore reported.

Prince George’s County police department spokesperson Christina Cotterman said that the police do not expect to make additional arrests, the Post reported.